Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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April 2, 2013

Salute a Soldier 5K added to Sunman fest

BATESVILLE — Kenneth L. Diver American Legion Post 337, Sunman, will host the first annual Salute a Soldier 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 7, to honor all servicemembers, reports organizer Rita Seig.

The event will kick off the Sunman Wine and Fireworks Festival. In addition to a day of food, drinks and entertainment, a one-hour tribute to veterans will begin at 11:30 a.m.

T-shirts will be given to all 5K participants with a unique design for participating veterans.

Proceeds will go toward the American Legion post and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fund in memory of Pfc. Anthony Seig. The late Sunman resident and 2005 East Central High School graduate was killed while serving in the U.S. Army’s 118th Military Police Co. in Iraq Sept. 9, 2006.

“You don’t want to miss out on being part of such a memorable day!” the organizer says. There are two ways to “support our troops,” becoming a sponsor or purchasing a flag.

Four sponsorship levels are offered:

• Four Stars, $1,000: company name/logo displayed at the American Legion entrance, race shirt, registration area, food/drink area and mile markers and announced at 5K;

• Three Stars, $500: company name/logo displayed at the American Legion entrance, race shirt, registration area and route and announced at 5K;

• Two Stars, $250: company name/logo displayed on race shirt, registration area and route and announced at 5K;

• One Star, $100: company name displayed on race shirt and route.

By Aug. 7, sponsors should send the business or individual’s name, contact name, address, e-mail address, phone number and check made payable to Salute a Soldier 5K to Wanda Retzner, Salute A Soldier 5K, P.O. Box 182, Sunman, IN 47041.

Logos should be e-mailed to or

For $10, a flag can be purchased recognizing current or past servicemembers who have served the United States.The flags will be displayed on the race route for all to see.

There are two ways to purchase flags: online by credit card at; by mail, sending the honoree’s name, business or individual’s name, contact name, address, e-mail address, phone number and check made payable to Salute A Soldier 5K to Wanda Retzner at the above address.

For more information about the 5K, persons may contact Rita Seig, 812-209-9099; or Vicki Jenkins, 513-205-6333. Details about the fest will be available at

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